Prude: Lessons I Learned While My Fiancé Filmed Porn — Emily Southwood

Prude: Lessons I Learned While My Fiancé Filmed Porn

The funny true story of a woman coming to terms with what she once thought was a sexually liberal attitudeIn a culture obsessed with sex, the era of Dad’s Playboy is long gone. Today, endless free porn is a click away and full-frontal photos appear on sites as accessible as Twitter, yet many couples struggle with the underlying issues of pornography.Emily Southwood considered herself to be sexually liberal-until her fiance landed a job filming porn for a network reality TV show and her whole world changed overnight. Once confident in her relationship, she suddenly felt jealous, insecure, and obsessively comparative to the porn stars her fiance was around everyday. She was forced to confront feelings she didn’t even know she had: about the treatment of women in the porn industry, the hush-hush attitude toward women watching pornography,and the unrealistic expectations about sex that are often propagated by porn. Prude is a humorous memoir that explores why there is so little communication about porn in relationships. Southwood tells the story of her transformation from feeling sexually liberal-minded to realizing she had issues with porn and the industry her fiance was a part of. She reveals her bizarre journey to conquer her discomfort around porn-and how she ends up finding herself (and ultimately fixing her relationship for good) along the way. [Chapters | Indigo]

I have to admit, that initially I picked up this book because of the cover. This book was just jumping out at me from the shelves at Chapters, and I had to know what it was about. I was first caught by the bold typography with “prude” on the cover, but as I noticed the rest of the title… I mean, come on. But I soon found out this title was not just a ploy to get you to pick it up (though it worked like a charm), this book is exactly what it sounds like. The author, Emily Southwood, writes in fabulous form about her not-so-average life, when her fiancé was working as a videographer in the porn industry.

loved this book. First of all, I really appreciate when beautifully talented writers pen novels, because we live in a world where everyone seems to be publishing a book (except me, yet). Southwood is a writer by trade and training, and her gift of storytelling seeps onto every single page of this book. The second reason I loved this book, is because the content is amazing. This book will take you through a whirlwind of information and debates about not just the porn industry, but sexuality, relationships and feminism, to an extent.

Ah, but Southwood tells this provocative memoir in an even more entertaining way, because it turns out she is hilarious as well. On more than one occasion I found myself literally laughing out loud as I was reading pages of this book. Southwood’s humour-filled approach to telling this story will have you in tears, in the best possible way. Besides, there’s some dark and dirty tidbits in this book that would make even the most liberal of minds blush.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book information: 

  • Paperback, ebook
  • Memoir
  • Published by Da Capo Press
  • Available in book stores (check availability), AmazonChapters

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